Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Change would slow growth

As a 29-year-old lifelong Ketchum local, I urge all Ketchum residents to vote no on the Nov. 8 ballot question proposing a change to council-manager form of government.

It is obvious that our local economy has suffered over the past four years along with the national economy, and during these years our City Council and mayor have worked diligently together on a multifaceted plan toward economic development and revitalization. I believe that the existing council and staff are the best to carry out these visions and plans that they have created, particularly large issues such as hotel development. Hotel development is a critical component to creating a more vibrant town and also provides a tremendous economic aid to our valley.

The possibility of a complete change in our town's elected leadership has the potential to cause a major loss in continuity and stability, not only in our government but also in the eyes of potential sources of capital for larger-scale developments. Please vote no on this proposed change to potentially re-elect our entire city government and help keep our current council and staff working toward the plans that they have been carrying out.

Rudi Broschofsky


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